LEX – A1103305
Safe - 2-15-2017 Brooklyn
My name is LEX. My Animal ID # is A1103305.
I am a male gray and white american staff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/08/2017 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was MOVE2PRIVA.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/08/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS Normal, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 60.2 LBS.
Pyrantel-3.0ml in food Activyl applied topically MC-981020015787786
02/08/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/08/17 16:31 BASIC INFORMATION Lex is a gray Staffordshire that is 8 years old. The owner purchased Lexi from a breeder when Lexi was just a puppy. The owner is surrendering Lex due to moving to a new place that does not accept pets. Lex has no known illness. SOCIALIZATION Lex has lived with 2 adults in the home. He follows them around and is very playful. He also has lived with 2 children ages 1 and 2. Lex enjoys being petted and allows all handling from the children. When strangers come over, he wags his tail and approach to sniff curiously. He warms up to new people quickly. Lex has never been introduced to other dog or cats. BEHAVIOR Lexi is protective of the owner. He growls when stranger suddenly approach. But on walks around the neighborhood he is relax and walks nicely on the leash. He has never had a bite history. Lexi is fearful of bath. He tries to run away in fear. He has never had his nails trimmed. But he allows his food bowl touched while eating or removing toys from his mouth. Lexi is walked twice a day around the neighborhood. He also has access to the back yard. He is house trained. When his left alone, he is well-behaved indoors and in the back yard; when his indoor is not destructive of furniture. FOR NEW FAMILIES TO KNOW Lexi is described as playful, friendly and affectionate. He loves to follow the owner around the house. He barks for attention and enjoys back rubs. Lex loves to play chase and fetch. When the owner throws the balls he catches it in the air and brings it back. His favorite toys are basket balls that he rolls around the back yard with his head. He knows the command sit, stay come and go outside. Lexi diet consists of Science diet dry, 1 cup a day, twice a day. He sleeps outside in his dog house but has access to come indoor on cold nights. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE Lex during intake was very nervous. When counselor approached he growled. But when he was afforded treats he managed to relaxed and become treat motivated. Later allowed to be collard, scanned, photographed and petted.
No Web Memo
02/10/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 2/8/17 Unaltered male, Owner surrender (Lived in previous home for (8) years) Previously lived with: 2 Adults, 2 children ages (1) and (2) years old. Behavior toward strangers: Warms up quickly. Behavior toward children: Enjoys affection and plays gentle with the children. Behavior toward dogs:Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes, Lex is kept outdoors in his dog house, and has access to the backyard. Energy level/descriptors: Lex is described as playful, friendly and affectionate. Other notes: Lex was nervous and growling during the intake process. He did appear treat motivated, after being given treats Lex was a bit more relaxed. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 2/10/17 Summary: Lex would growl, bare his teeth, hair raised on his back and lunged when approaching his cage with tense body language. Due to the behavior demonstrated in the shelter the behavior department believes that Lex is not an appropriate candidate for SAFER at this time. A SAFER assessment will not be conducted due to safety and stress level concerns. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: According to Lex’s previous owner, Lex has never been introduced to other dog. An attempt was made to place Lex into playgroup. Due to his uncomfortable body language and warning signals displayed when collaring, a collar could not be placed on him. He displayed neutral body language when greeting a novel female dog through the fence. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 2/8/17 Lex tried to bite, he was growling, nervous; a medical examination was unable to be fully conducted due to behavior. RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) _X_Place with a New Hope partner: While Lex is described as an affectionate, playful dog, he is not thriving in the shelter environment and has had a hard time with handling in the care center. He has generally given clear and protracted warnings and has been observed to escalate to threatening behavior; we are concerned that extra pressure may elicit higher level warnings. We feel that placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification guidance in a stable home environment will best set Lex up for success in a future adoptive home. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods as more aversive techniques will likely increase fear and future aggression.
02/09/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Lex’s previous owner, Lex has never been introduced to other dog. 2/9-2/10: An attempt was made to place Lex into playgroup. Due to his uncomfortable body language and warning signals displayed when collaring, a collar could not be placed on him. He displayed neutral body language when greeting a novel female dog through the fence.
Medical rating was UNKNOWN – Normal, behavior rating was NONE
No Initial Exam
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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